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Moon Goddess and Shrine Maidens: Women in Ancient Ryūkyūan Warfare

Note: The following article is composed from three individual parts that first appeared in my out-of-print “Karate 1.0” (2013).  As an example [of arms and armor found in Shuri castle], an unearthed helmet of Japanese style exhibits ornamental adornments of … Continue reading

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Wanshū, Wansu, and Wang Ji

The Tsūkō Ichiran (Survey of Foreign Relations, 1853) extensively reports on Ryūkyū. It notes on the first Edo-nobori (embassies to Edo) that took place in 1634. At that time King Shō Hō dispatched prince Kin Ōji Chōtei as a gratitude … Continue reading

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